Philadelphia Community Kollel Weekly Update

May 17, 2013
Parshas Nasso 5773 
In This Issue
This Shabbos at the Kollel
Shavuos 5773
Business Ethics
14th Annual Lecture
Community News
Condolences to:
Kenny and Michelle Miller upon the passing of Michelle's mother on
erev Yom Tov.
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News and Events
This Shabbos at the Kollel 
Parshas Nasso 5773 
Friday, May 17:
8:25-8:50 a.m.:
Rabbi Prupas's Chumash Shiur
6:00 p.m.: Mincha
Likras Shabbos Program
6:45 p.m.: Kabbalas Shabbos/Maariv
7:53 p.m.: Candle Lighting
8:11 p.m.: Shkiya/Sunset

Shabbos, May 18:  
8:15 a.m.:Shacharis
8:44/ 9:20 a.m.:
Latest Krias Shema  
Chaburas Chacham Lev 
Rabbi Eskenazi's Ramban Shiur
5:15-6:00 Business Ethics Shiur Case Study #5
6:00 p.m.: Mincha 
8:12 p.m.:Shkiya/Sunset
9:24 p.m.: 72 Minutes 
Shavuos 5773

Shavuos 5773 at the Kollel was truly an inspiring Yom Tov. The all-night learning was a beautiful scene with men and boys learning throughout the night. The beautiful roar of Kol Torah resounded throughout the Beis Medrash as chavrusah pairs animatedly learned together all the way 'till morning. Timely and insightful shiurim were presented by Rabbi Biberfeld, Rabbi Goldschmidt, Rabbi Prupas, Rabbi Zeffren and Rabbi Eskenazi on the lower level of the Kollel. Simultaneously, a Medical Ethics track was led by Dr. David Weiss and Dr. Danny Eisenberg in the Reb Leib and Rachel Kohn conference room. The young boy's special program, Chaburas Chacham Lev, ran throughout the night guided by several rebbeim. We thank all our sponsors for making this possible and we thank all the magiddei shiur for their efforts in being marbitz Torah.

The Neilas Hachag, with uplifting divrei Torah, singing and dancing topped off the Yom Tov in a most meaningful way.



Business Ethics # 5:  Sentimental Value
Rabbi Biberfeld leads a discussion group on interesting questions relating to business ethics and their halachic ramfications. This lively interactive class places thought provoking, professional, ethical dilemmas within the framework of halachic discussion. Feel free to come and enjoy! 


Shabbos afternoon at 5:15 at the Kollel, followed by Mincha at 6:00.

Topic:    Sentimental Value

Reuven broke an old, silver Kiddush cup that Shimon owned. It was only worth $25.00 but to Shimon it was priceless because it had belonged to his great-grandfather. How much does Reuven have to pay?


Reuven mistakenly damaged an old family photo of Shimon's. Have much does Reuven have to pay?

Fourteenth Annual Lecture

Audio and Photos


The Philadelphia Community Kollel's Fourteenth Annual Lecture was a tremendous success. We thank all the community members who participated and the many sponsors who made this event possible.


Horav Aharon Kahn, shlit"a, spoke on the topic:

Mesorah or Morasha-

Let Us Explore Together What It Means To "Learn Torah"


To hear the lecture, follow this link: Annual Lecture 2013
  To hear the speech Rabbi Kahn made at the sponsors' reception, follow this link: Sponsor's Reception 2013


To see photos from the Annual Lecture, follow this link.




Community New


  • Bnos of Bala Cynwyd will iy"H meet this shabbos, Parshios Bamidbar, May 11th, from 4:30pm until 5:30pm at LMS.
  • Torah Youth: 4:30 - 5:30 pm on the LMS lower level. Grades K-8th.  If you would like to help sponsor a Shabbos or want more information contact Rabbi Sruli Schwartz at or Rabbi Ari Silver at 610-6686-6833 or 
  •  Koshersync: Like to know what's going on in the community? Join the Koshersync weekly update list! Simply send an e-mail to with the word "Subscribe" as the subject. This free service will update you weekly about the events scheduled for that week and a digest of new events. To post an event, e-mail with the event name, location, time, and description.
  • Bauminger's Library:  The library will once again be open every Wednesday from 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., at 228 Stoneway Lane, Merion.
  • "כל השונה הלכות בכל יום": "Whoever studies two Halachos a day is assured a place in Olam Habah." If you would like to receive a free daily e-mail with two halachos a day, go to
    and sign up, or send a request to These are two separate services with separate halachos.
  • Rabbi Ungar's dynamic Shiur on the Parsha- please join us for an unforgettable
    Shiur every Monday night at Gary and Andrea Diamond's home at 101 Montgomery Avenue, # B5 at 8:15 p.m. Call for directions: 610-664-7690